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BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Thursday,  Oct. 25: SADD Pancake Breakfast 7-7:50 a.m. Cost: $5, includes 3 pancakes, 2 sausage links and orange juice, apple juice or water.  Pancake Toppings:  chocolate chips, strawberries, whipped cream.  Hot Chocolate, $1.

Congratulations to Beaufort Academy senior Megan DeBardelaben who was recently announced as the recipient of the Exchange Club of Beaufort’s October Student of the Month! Megan got involved with the Exchange Club of Beaufort while volunteering at their monthly Boat Ramp Cleanups over the summer. Megan, above left, is pictured with April Fletcher-Clark from the Exchange Club.

• Thursday, Oct. 25: MS SCISA Math Meet in Orangeburg.

• Thursday, Oct. 25: Fall Festival from 3-5 p.m..

• Friday, Oct. 26: 7th Grade Latin Play, 8 a.m.

• Friday, Oct. 26: 8th Grade Latin Play, 10:30 a.m.

• Friday, Oct. 26: 6th Grade Greek Peek, 11:30 a.m.

• Friday, Oct. 26: National Make a Difference Day Lower School Book Drive ends.

• Friday, Oct. 26: MADD Speaker Frank Hamilton presents to grades 5-7 at 1:30 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 26: The end of Red Ribbon Week, wear a Red Shirt to School!

• Friday, Oct. 26: 1-4the grade kick ball tournament, fundraiser for junior class. Game time is 2:15 p.m.

• Monday, Oct. 29: The Fripp Island Friends of Music present the Alexis Cole Jazz Quartet, all

The letter of the week for the PreK students was “T.” BA parent Rebecca Pham organized a special visit from Karen Whitehead, co-director of The Turtle Program, Friends of Hunting Island), who brought Buddy to visit the students. Buddy is a 10-year old diamond back Terrapin. Pictured, from left, is Liam Gibbons and Jo Lin Huang.

school assembly at 9:45 a.m.

• Monday, Oct. 29: 6th Grade Greek Peek, 11:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 30: SCISA Drama Competition for all 6th graders.

• Wednesday, Oct. 31: PreK/K Halloween Parade on main campus.

• Wednesday,  Oct. 31: 11th grade candy gram fundraiser ends.

• Wednesday, Oct. 31: Upper School Art History Class to Rock and Roll Photography Exhibit in Charleston.

BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY

An estimated 475 Elementary Children at Port Royal, Mossy Oaks and Beaufort Elementary schools attended assemblies at their schools to learn about how to avoid being bitten by pets.  In attendance at these schools were Lance Corporal Brittney Chaplin with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Andy Corriveau, an Agent with State Farm Insurance Companies.  Chaplin and Corriveau visited with the children and spoke with them about how to safely care for and interact with pets.

Education this age group is especially important since it is estimated that nearly 50% of children are bitten before age 12.  In Beaufort County, 73 dog bites were reported by the end of Aug. of this year.  Many bites are not reported.  60% of most bites are to children.

According to Corriveau, between the years of 2006 to 2010, his company alone had paid 17,476 claims amounting to a total payment of more than $427 million.

BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Beaufort County high school seniors got one-on-one coaching as they prepared their college applications on Monday, October 15, with help from guidance counselors, parents, community volunteers and representatives of colleges and universities.

“College Application Day” provided coaching and advice to students as they filled out actual college applications online.

Raychelle Lohmann, the district’s lead high school guidance counselor, said a particular emphasis was placed on helping minority students and students who would be the first in their families to attend college.

Another workshop will be held Nov. 14 at Beaufort High School, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE

Lady’s Island Middle School congratulates those selected to the Junior Leadership Program. Being selected in the leadership program is a top honor and reserved for 8th grade students. The 2012-2013 Junior Leadership Class includes: Marah Aulabaugh, Maddie Bono, Addison Boswell, Thomas Boulware, Omar Cummings, Mikala Glover, Savionna Glover, Nick Heater, Maya Lange, Isabelle Lieblein, Briona Millidge, Anna Milliken, Savannah Mullen, Tyler Phares, Madison Powell, Traquan Riley, Wyatt Sherpensky,  Deven Singleton, Alexis Simmons, Patrick Talbert, Catherine Walls and Maggie Williams.

St. Peter’s 5th grade class is holding a mock election parallel to our the national election. Results will be revealed Nov. 6.

ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC

• Oct. 30: St. Peter’s Catholic middle school will be participating in the SCISA drama festival.

• Nov. 1: All Saint’s Day mass at noon. All are welcome.

• St. Peter’s School is helping to stock the pantry of Our Lady’s Pantry. The school is accepting canned goods through Oct. 31.  Call 522-2163 for details.

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